Self Advocacy Training is designed for adults with ASD to develop the skills needed to better communicate their strengths, abilities, interest, and needs when interviewing with potential employers or applying to trade schools, colleges, or universities. This program empowers adults with ASD to make decisions about their own lives and become more independent. Participants will gain knowledge in: Developing Self Awareness, Understanding Personal Rights, Setting Goals, Requesting Appropriate Accommodations, Developing an Action Plan, Learning to Advocate for Personal Needs.

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Participants will learn:

• Disability Self-Awareness
• Communication Skills
• Requesting Accommodations
• Understanding Personal Rights
• S.M.A.R.T Goals
• Action Plans
• Advocating for Needs
• Disclosing Disability Appropriately

Participants must be 18 or older, graduated from high school and motivated to participate. 

TEAM

  • Bethany Emerson
  • David Li

TIME

  • Tuesdays 2 pm – 4 pm
  • 10 weeks
  • Spring, Summer & Fall sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

Self advocacy skills include: Developing Self Awareness, Understanding Personal Rights, Setting Goals, Requesting Appropriate Accommodations, Developing an Action Plan, Learning to Advocate for Personal Needs.

Learning how to self advocate takes time, no matter who you are.  Our participants make the commitment to gain knowledge needed to better communicate strengths, abilities, interest, and needs when interviewing with potential employers or applying to trade schools, colleges, or universities. This program empowers ASD adults to make decisions about their own lives and become more independent.

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